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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Brag Book !

hi all , well it has been a week since my last post and finally i am back at my desk and more importantly back at my crafts ,firstly i have to say THANK YOU to all my new followers wow it has been great meeting you all and seeing all your creations , i hope you continue to come and visit me as i will be visiting you all too , to share my crafts and to get inspired by yours . here is a few photsos of my latest creation , an altered photo album it is for me but i am in the process of making 2 for emilys great grand mothers and 1 for her beautiful mammy (nicole) x i started off with a cheapo album that are from the euro shop they were 5 for a euro !!! now that is cheapo right ?? dont think it looks cheap now though ?? please let me know what you think as you know i love to read all your lovely comments and i do reply to all of them via email x thanks for stopping by and if you can stop by tomorrow please do as i have an altered frame to share with you all x

now the brag book did not start off as much to brag about believe me .......
i dont have a before picture but believe me it was ugly sort of see through blue plastic  ughhhh '
here is the front of the book ........what nanna does not love to brag ????

 and a shot of the side ( that ribbon is actually hot pink )
 and a close up of the front corners these little pins i made myself using ordinary sewing pins and adding some beads and charms x
the other corner has a gorgeous little lace flower i made myself too and will post a tutorial if anyone is interested , i added some chain and some beads to the centre too x
then a pic. of the inside cover E is for emily ,awhhh 
and a shop of the inside of back cover too x
and that girls is my brag book,just to fill it with photos and pull it out of my bag at the mere mention of my gorgeous grandchild (and even when she is not mentioned too ..lol)

thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you all again soon either at yours or mone ,
till later
happy crafting
xmaggiex

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30 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! Maggie that is fantastic...I love everything about it - the way you have decorated the spine with ribbon - the beaded pins -the initials. Yes, please show us how the lace flower is made.
    It is just as well that you like hot pink....I'll say no more...lol!
    Geraldine x

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  2. Very, very cute idea. It's so sweet that you are also making them for her great, grandmothers.
    CAS

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  3. Your brag book is super cute! THanks for visiting and your nice comments!

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  4. Very pretty! What a lucky granddaughter you have!

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  5. Hi Maggie! I need to make one of these for my grandson - all of his pics are on my computer! Aack!

    Thanks for the follow. I'm returning the favor!

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  6. Hi! Nice to 'meet' you. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I'm your newest follower too! Your 'brag' book is wonderful. I'm going to need one in a few short months too! My first grandchild ( a girl!!) is due in August.

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  7. love the beads and embellishments - hope you get to pull it out often for a grandbabies brag :o) Scarlett x

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  8. love the brag book decorating! I'm a new follower from the New Friend Blog Hop.

    http://kellityusphotography.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi Friend,
    Just wanted to let my linky friends know I decided to give away my two Cricut Cake machines. I will no longer be using them  If you would like a chance to win them head over to my blog. The drawing is in 7 days…Good Luck to those who enter 

    Mistyrose
    sweetmagnoliarose.blogspot

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  10. Great idea! I love brag books! :-) thanks for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wed.

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  11. Love your brag book, way too cute. I am also a new follower.

    http://feralscraps.blogspot.com/

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  12. Oh what a beautiful brag book! I love all the embellishments - especially that lace flower!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. Definitely a book you'll get a lot of use from! Just popping in from the Getting Cricky hop.

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  14. Very nice book! Hello I'm a new follower from the love link up party. Just stopping in to say hello!

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  15. this is adorable! i love all the little details :) Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday!

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  16. Adorable BB!! New follower from the friends hop!
    Would love a visit @ http://simplyyousimplyme.com/

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  17. Absolutely CUTE!!!!

    New follower from The Adventures of...

    I am looking forward to see you at http://lionessrebirthorg.blogspot.com.

    Lioness

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  18. Great blog! I am now following from FNF Hop! Please stop by my blog and follow back ;)

    Inessa
    www.diaperstylememoirs.com

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  19. Oh your brag book is so sweet! I love all your embellishments, little touches, and colors.
    Well done!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  20. Hi, I'm just popping in to meet you. I'm a new follower and I'm here on the Love Link Up Party from K Andrews.Have a great day. Hope to see you over at mine!
    Hugs from Gold Coast, Australia
    Trish Munro
    http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/

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  21. You are extremely creative!! These albums are wonderful! :) Great idea to decorate them! I am your newest follower from the finding new friends blog hop over the weekend. I am one of the hosts! Stopping by to say hi. Sorry for the delay in following I was out with the flu all weekend!! Hope to see ya on all my blogs :)

    http://myowngrocerygame.blogspot.com/

    http://firebutterflyjewels.blogspot.com/

    http://mommysmenuplanning.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love giving brag books as gifts - because everyone loves them! I love how you really dressed yours up - just beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday.

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  23. Love the brag book! Those pins you made are lovely too! Thanks for linking this up!

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  24. Your brag book is just adorable! I'm a new follower...stopping by from K Andrews love link up party! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by mine and follow as well :)

    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  25. Hiya, Maggie! Your brag book looks fantastic :) Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  26. Hi there.. I'm dropping in via the linking party. I'm your newest follower and would love to have you visit me when you have time. Have a great day!!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  27. Beautiful! Thx for visiting and following my blog! You have a lovely blog. I'm following you too! Nice to meet you!

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  28. I'm hopping through the Love Link Up Party and am now a follower.

    What a lovely book!

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  29. Really nice book. I am now a follower. I found you on the link up party.

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  30. Love the brag book - what a great job! Hi there! I am a new follower of your blog through the Love Link Up Party. Gonna go "lurk" now. Please stop by my blog and become a follower:
    http://deannescraftingadventures.blogspot.com/

    Deanne :)

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Thank you all for stopping by and I love to read all your lovely comments
hugs
xmaggiex